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June 13, 2012

Modified Educators Face Budget Slashes

Modified educators are concerned about the looming chance of more budget slashes.  86% of modified educators state they have rising caseloads.  They also state that programs are limited for people with physical/mental challenges.  This is according to the Council for Exceptional Children.  (CEC)

“They are overwhelmed,” said CEC’s Lindsay Jones about the administrators surveyed. “Inevitably you are doing more with less and they are feeling the inherent stress with that and now they’re facing another 8 percent cut.”

These slashes are due to school districts feeling the heat after deep budget drops in 2011.  Reasoning behind the budget drops is due to an increase in stimulus spending.  CEC predicts that if this information stays true, the budget will decrease to 14.5%.

This above rate of 14.5% would be the lowest the modified education budget has been since 2001.  This would result in having a great effect on students with physical/mental challenges.  It would lead to work unemployment and less assistance in class.
Rise above the Influence:   http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2012/06/08/special-educators-cuts-loom/15806/

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